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Worked with Don today on his variations for first kyu test. It was a lot of fun. I did some suwari waza, and worked on my ukemi. I did a roll over Don without touching him at all. I realized I have been doing them big enough to clear someone for a while. Then Don helped me w/ my break falls. I did about 5 or so of them. It was AWESOME! Since this is the first time that I have done conscious breakfalls, it was a great, and new thing!
Noel gave me some exercises and stretches to work on which should make suwuri waza easier. I am really thrilled at being able to do the break falls that I did today. I can see where there are some more technical and harder break falls to take for different techniques, specifically out of kote gaeshi.
Frustration today was correctly moving in suwari waza, and connecting enough in the instant before the shoman is started to catch it. Both are areas I am going to have to work on. Maybe some time w/ Noel this month, and before and after classes. Overall a GREAT Aikido Day.